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The Doors Break On Through to the iPad Side

It all started when Jac Holzman, who signed The Doors to Elektra Records way back in 1966, started to think about how to turn the legendary LA band’s boxed set into a digital wonderland. The result is a brand new $4.99 digital App from Warner Music Group’s Rhino Entertainment.

In the official announcement, Holzman has a cool description for The Doors App. He suggests that it’s like a “1500-piece jigsaw puzzle in three dimensions, which arrives on your iPad, elegantly pre-assembled.”

If you click “The Story” button, there is a treasure trove of photos, videos and interviews to light your nostalgic fire. As well as essays by everyone from the late Hunter S. Thompson to Patti Smith.

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Elvis, Ruth 2010′s ‘Most Dangerous’ Autographs

Veracity has left the building. This according to Santa Ana based grading company Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA).

The firm says 2010 was another banner year for autograph forgeries, with roughly half of all received submissions from third-party purchasers turning out to be as real as last week’s Farmer’s Market Elvis sighting. Per PSA, the year’s “Ten Most Dangerous Autographs” of entertainment and historical figures are:

1- Elvis Presley
2- The Beatles
3- John F. Kennedy
4- Marilyn Monroe
5- Michael Jackson
6- Jim Morrison
7- Neil Armstrong
8- Jimi Hendrix
9- James Dean
10- Walt Disney

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Happy Birthday, Jim Morrison

There will certainly be a toast or two raised in LA on Wednesday to Jim Morrison, lead singer of The Doors, on the occasion of his posthumous 67th birthday. But the real fun looks to be had in Sydney, Australia, where a free verse poetry book celebrating the spirit of the Lizard King is set to be launched on the hallowed anniversary date.

For starters, the event is being hosted at the Captain Cook Hotel by Dr. Guy Debelle, Assistant Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia and self-professed Doors fan. Picking up where the band’s hybrid 1978 album “American Prayer” left off, the 100-page book by award-winning crime novelist Wayne Grogan definitely sounds as trippy as Morrison would want it to be.

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